The Energy Efficiency and Affordability Division is responsible for drafting and implementing policy measures to help Ireland reach a target of a 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. This represents a primary energy saving of 31,925GWh. In order to implement these policies we work closely with SEAI and other state bodies.
Our core functions are:
- To improve the energy efficiency of the economy – a more energy efficient economy means less reliance on imported fossil fuels used, supports domestic competitiveness and reduces Ireland's CO2 emissions;
- To reduce the number of households experiencing, or at risk of, energy poverty – alleviating the burden of energy poverty on such households will improve health outcomes, support domestic employment and lead to a more equitable society;